i have no idea what Im doing. help!

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cheriestarr New Member • Posts: 1
i have no idea what Im doing. help!

i have a Olympus E510 with a Olympus digital 14-45mm lens thing on it. well when i look threw the view finder i can zoom in but what does the other turn able thing on the front of the lens?

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Martin.au
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Re: i have no idea what Im doing. help!

cheriestarr wrote:

i have a Olympus E510 with a Olympus digital 14-45mm lens thing on it. well when i look threw the view finder i can zoom in but what does the other turn able thing on the front of the lens?

It's the focussing ring. It allows you to focus, if the camera has manual focusing active. Usually though, you'll be using autofocus.

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Re: i have no idea what Im doing. help!

cheriestarr wrote:

i have a Olympus E510 with a Olympus digital 14-45mm lens thing on it. well when i look threw the view finder i can zoom in but what does the other turn able thing on the front of the lens?

I assume by your question you do not have the camera manual and if that is the case the extensive menu options available on the E510 are probably going to give you some trouble so here is a link to a manual in PDF format as well a quick start guidehttp://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=1295

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